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James James

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Horrific report on Belfast care home
« on: June 19, 2018, 08:04:34 AM »
"June 13 2018"
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/horrific-report-on-northern-ireland-care-home-residents-endured-sex-assaults-and-spent-last-moments-of-their-lives-in-appalling-circumstances-at-dunmurry-manor-37005517.html

"Horrific report on Northern Ireland care home - residents endured sex assaults and spent last moments of their lives in appalling circumstances at Dunmurry Manor"

"Residents at a Northern Ireland care home endured horrific treatment, including physical and sexual assaults, with many spending the last few months of their lives living in appalling circumstances, a damning report has found."
 
"The disturbing report, published today, outlines the shocking care given to residents at Dunmurry Manor Care Home and the actions of its owner, Runwood Homes Ltd, the Department of Health, Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) and four of the five health and social care trusts that placed residents in the home."

"Speaking about his investigation, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland, Eddie Lynch said:..."

 “When I launched my investigation into Dunmurry Manor nothing prepared me for what I was about to uncover."

" "When a loved one is in a care home we expect them to be provided with good food, adequate drinks, and kept safe from harm, physical and sexual assault. It makes me extremely angry that this was certainly not the case for everyone living in Dunmurry Manor.” " etcetera,...

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Re: Horrific report on Belfast care home
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2018, 08:11:03 AM »
"13 June 2018"
http://www.itv.com/news/utv/2018-06-13/disturbing-picture-of-inhuman-treatment-at-care-home/

"Disturbing picture of inhuman treatment at care home"

"An investigation into a Northern Ireland care home has found evidence of “inhuman and degrading treatment”, including sexual and physical assaults on female residents."

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Re: Horrific report on Belfast care home
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2018, 08:14:23 AM »
"18 June 2018"
http://www.itv.com/news/utv/2018-06-18/c-diff-outbreak-reported-at-dunmurry-manor-care-home/

"C diff outbreak reported at Dunmurry Manor Care Home"

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Dunmurry Manor Care Home was the subject of an investigation after complaints by families and former staff.

An outbreak of Clostridium difficile has been reported at Dunmurry Manor Care Home, in the wake of a damning report into care and conditions at the facility.

A small number of people are said to be affected, according to the Public Health Agency.

C. diff is a bacterium that can infect the bowel and cause diarrhoea, most commonly affecting people who have recently been treated with antibiotics.

It can easily spread easily to others and symptoms last anything from a few days to several weeks.

Dunmurry Manor was the subject of an investigation by the Commissioner for Older People in Northern Ireland.

Eddie Lynch’s report, entitled Home Truths, made for difficult reading – detailing issues including sexual and physical assaults on vulnerable residents with dementia by other residents.

On Friday, a nurse-turned-whistleblower spoke out to tell UTV about the moment she was asked to change an elderly woman’s dressings – and found she had bed sores down to the bone.

The RQIA health and social care watchdog has disputed some of the findings of the report.

However, the whistleblower insisted that she felt it was a truthful reflection of what went on.

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Re: Horrific report on Belfast care home
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2018, 02:08:16 AM »
this is so sad also a tragedy ,to think your loved ones are going through hell on earth is a terrible thought I sympathize big time,  :(

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Re: Horrific report on Belfast care home
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2018, 01:19:33 AM »
What !,... no hilarious smilie banter quips posted to this topic yet !,... I'm amazed. !

"June 19 2018"
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/northern-ireland-care-homes-claimed-fees-for-dead-residents-37025134.html

"Northern Ireland care homes claimed fees for dead residents"

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Re: Horrific report on Belfast care home
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2018, 10:42:06 AM »
What !,... no hilarious smilie banter quips posted to this topic yet !,... I'm amazed. !

"June 19 2018"
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/northern-ireland-care-homes-claimed-fees-for-dead-residents-37025134.html

"Northern Ireland care homes claimed fees for dead residents"
I think you've covered it all James ! .
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Re: Horrific report on Belfast care home
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2018, 07:56:31 PM »


"20 June 2018"
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-44554691

"Commissioner's concern at response to Dunmurry Manor care home report"

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A report on an investigation into a Belfast care home has not been acknowledged by either Karen Bradley or David Sterling, NI's Commissioner for Older People has said.

The investigation into Dunmurry Manor care home looked at care and safety of residents with dementia.

The Executive Office said the report was sent to Mr Sterling, the head of the civil service, and will be addressed by the Department of Health.

The NIO has yet to respond to the BBC.

The investigation revealed many of the residents it looked at in Dunmurry Manor lived in "appalling circumstances".

'Disappointing'

Commissioner Eddie Lynch said his office is required by law to send a copy of the report to both offices.

"It is disappointing that I have not yet received acknowledgement of the report or its contents from either the secretary of state and the head of the civil service," the commissioner said.

"Implementation of the recommendations within my report remain my key priority."

Mr Lynch said that he wanted to ensure that improved care and significant change is brought about within the system.

"Until this happens, I cannot be confident that the failings found within Dunmurry Manor will never be repeated there or more widely."

In a statement to the BBC, a spokesperson for the Executive Office said: "David Sterling received a copy of the Commissioner's report into Dunmurry Manor on the day of its release.

"The report was sent to the Head of the Civil Service in the absence of an Executive. The response to this issue is being taken forward by the Department of Health."

No-one from the Northern Ireland Secretary of State's office responded to the BBC's request.

The home is owned by Runwood Care Homes, a company based in England.

At the time of its its publication last week, Mr Lynch said the report outlined a "disturbing picture where there were many significant failures in safeguarding care and treatment".

This led to many of the residents "not receiving adequate protection for prolonged periods of time".

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Re: Horrific report on Belfast care home
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2018, 09:56:37 PM »
"27 June 2018 "
http://www.itv.com/news/2018-06-27/staff-at-under-fire-belfast-care-home-spat-at-and-taunted/

"Staff at under-fire Belfast care home spat at and taunted"

"Police were called to Dunmurry Manor"

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Staff at an under-fire care home on the outskirts of Belfast have been spat at, jeered and a car attacked.

The PSNI were called to Dunmurry Manor at around noon on Wednesday after staff felt intimidated by the arrival of a number of people in cars.

Earlier this month an investigation into the care home by Northern Ireland’s Commissioner for Older People Eddie Lynch found a “horrific catalogue of inhuman and degrading treatment”.

On Wednesday morning, the Department of Health’s permanent secretary Richard Pengelly said there had been “repeated unacceptable failings in care”.

“That is a matter of extreme regret for everyone in the health and social care system,” said Mr Pengelly.

The department announced an independent review of the response from the health and social care system in Northern Ireland following the failings that had been found at Dunmurry Manor.

Sanctioning offending care homes is one of a number of actions being considered by the department.

Mr Lynch welcomed the announcement by the department as an “important first step”.

The home’s owner, Runwood Homes, says staff have been targeted in a series of incidents since the report was published on June 13.

It said a care assistant was attacked with a bottle while leaving the premises last weekend, and individuals have been threatened with rape, shooting and death on social media.

A nurse had windows at her own home smashed during the investigation, and since the report her car has been damaged.

The statement said that care home staff and their children have been refused service or shunned in some shops, while children of staff have been taunted that their mothers are “sex abusers”.

“The PSNI has been informed about these incidents and is currently looking into them,” the statement added.

Mr Lynch condemned the attacks and called for calm.

“For over 70 older people, Dunmurry Manor is their home and any attacks or disruption at the premises is likely to be greatly distressing for them.

In addition, my investigation found that many members of staff at Dunmurry Manor tried their best to provide care but were let down by a lack of leadership, being expected to do the job with low numbers of staff and little or no training,” he said.

Dunmurry Manor opened in 2014 but repeated inspections identified problems while family members and former employees also raised concerns.

Runwood Homes said the current staff team, with just a few exceptions, were not working at the care home when the historic cases happened.

The company went on to detail improvements which have been made.

“The Board of Directors of Runwood Homes has worked hard with a new manager and a new senior team to improve standards at Dunmurry and we are currently reviewing the 59 recommendations of the Home Truths report,” they said.

“We can confirm that we have referred a number of former members of staff to their regulatory bodies for investigation, but we cannot comment further for legal reasons.

“Our highest priority now is to continue to provide a safe and calm environment so that our residents can enjoy the highest standard of care carried out by staff who do not feel frightened or intimidated.”

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Re: Horrific report on Belfast care home
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2018, 04:43:30 AM »
"22 June, 2018"
http://www.irishnews.com/opinion/letterstotheeditor/2018/06/22/news/what-happened-at-dunmurry-manor-didn-t-come-out-of-the-blue-1361594/

"What happened at Dunmurry Manor didn't come out of the blue"

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There’s nothing new about the ‘horrific catalogue of inhuman treatment’ at Dunmurry Manor exposed by the Commissioner for Older People.

Nor are such atrocities confined to Northern Ireland.

There has been a steady stream of similar scandals across these islands in recent years.

In March 2012, the NI Human Rights Commission exposed appalling suffering in a number of care homes: frail people not taken to the toilet; residents heavily sedated with no good reason; humiliating invasions of personal care; unjustified use of restraints; gaps of more than 15 hours between meals; residents taken to hospital for acute dehydration; tables used to barricade residents into rooms.

The report, In Defence of Dignity, called for urgent intervention by the executive:

“It is now of paramount importance that government…ensures that the necessary structures and resources are in place to enable the staff to carry out their work in compliance with international human rights standards.”

Dunmurry Manor shows how far short we still fall.

In 2012, the National Centre for the Protection of Older People in the Republic studied 63 nursing homes and reported that 57.6 per cent of staff had observed one or more ‘neglectful behaviours’ in the preceding 12 months.

What happened at Dunmurry Manor didn’t come out of the blue and cannot be put down to peculiar shortcomings in the north.

One common factor has been chronic under-funding and relentless privatisation of care facilities, leading to an increasing number of unqualified staff.

When cases are exposed, it almost invariably emerges that many staff members responsible for ill-treatment were unqualified.

Meanwhile, private companies bidding for contracts undercut one another by reducing projected spending per resident.

We need the process of privatisation reversed and a massive increase in health and social care funding.

Is the sort of money that would be required available?

Replacing the Trident nuclear submarine will cost up to £205 billion.

The money is there but is being spent on other things.

The fundamental shift in the balance of spending which is needed won’t be achieved by conventional political action.

It will require mass movements of people power.

The unions should be at the heart of this.

Union leaders might be surprised at the support they’d receive from a public which cherishes the NHS and is fed up with phony promises.

A huge shout for radical, practical action rather than fiery words at the ICTU rally for the NHS in Belfast on June 30 would help.

EAMONN McCANN  Former People Before Profit MLA for Foyle

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Re: Horrific report on Belfast care home
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2018, 10:22:09 AM »
A scandal about a care home in Londonderry/Derry.

"August 16 2018"
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/health/shocking-lapses-in-hygiene-uncovered-by-inspection-at-northern-ireland-care-home-37220497.html

"Shocking lapses in hygiene uncovered by inspection at Northern Ireland care home"

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Re: Horrific report on Belfast care home
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2018, 04:56:03 PM »
"The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority"

"Unannounced Care Inspection Report 14 June 2018"

"Greenhaw Lodge Care Centre"

"Organisation/Registered Provider: Larchwood Care Homes (NI) Ltd"

https://rqia.org.uk/RQIA/media/CareServices/1180_GreenhawLodgeCareCentre_Care_14062018.pdf

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Re: Horrific report on Belfast care home
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2018, 06:39:24 PM »
Little more to be said i suppose !    ;)
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Re: Horrific report on Belfast care home
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2018, 06:49:43 PM »
Little more to be said i suppose !    ;)

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Re: Horrific report on Belfast care home
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2018, 09:13:01 PM »


"23 June, 2018"
https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2018/06/23/news/relatives-of-pensioners-who-suffered-neglect-at-belfast-care-home-will-not-rest-until-criminal-prosecutions-are-brought-1363285/


"Relatives of pensioners who suffered neglect at Belfast care home 'will not rest' until criminal prosecutions are brought"

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